It’s been over a week, I know. I had some things to think about.
I was thinking a lot about this space and what it means to me. I’ve always said that this blog was an outlet, a place to put my thoughts when they couldn’t go anywhere else. I’ve also said that I think it’s important to write even if you have nothing to say.
Maybe I was wrong about that last bit. If I’m being honest with you and with myself, I can’t be happy with the quality of writing I’ve been putting out. A lot of it has been forced because, for some reason, I felt compelled to post regularly. That was impractical on my part and it meant that I had little time for reflection and improvement. It became a matter of quantity over quality.
It got to a stage where I was just writing for the sake of writing. It wasn’t about creative output anymore – just output. There’s no enjoyment in that.
So, what to do? Well, I’m not sure yet. For now, I caution you not to expect too much. I have to rethink what I want to achieve as a writer. I have to think what I need to do to deserve that title.
I suppose anyone who has ever put a word to paper has had thoughts like these… followed by more thoughts and more questions than answers.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
― Maya Angelou